How Mathematical Models are Used in Social Science


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Historians often use mathematical models to _____

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1. Which of the following is true?

2. Mathematical models are difficult to construct for social sciences because _____

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

The use of math models in social science is the focal point of this quiz and worksheet combination. You are asked about specific reasons why historians would use mathematical models, along with a model that sociologists might use to understand the impact of a neighbor's behavior on an individual.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

You can expect to find the subjects mentioned below in the questions of this quiz:

  • Historians using math models
  • The difficulty of math model construction for the social sciences
  • The use of math models by economists
  • Complex social relationships and what sociologists use to understand them

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can name the model used by sociologists
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about economists and their use of mathematical models
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about math models appearing in the study of history

Additional Learning

To find out more, head to the lesson titled How Mathematical Models are Used in Social Science. With this, you can explore the extra topics listed here:

  • Defining a mathematical model
  • The demand-supply model
  • Probability and statistics
  • What the Schelling model examines